A warning from the HSE and potential electricity grants are among the stories on the front pages of Sunday's newspapers.
The Sunday Independent reports the HSE has warned of a 'twindemic' as a spike in Covid-19 cases alongside the flu season could see more than 20,000 people hospitalised this winter.
The paper also reads: '125,000 households could be hit by rolling blackout', as the Government prepares for energy shortages over the coming months.
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Revealed: HSE's draft winter plan. Hospitals braced for 'twindemic' risks posed by Covid & flu
- Emergency planning over rolling blackouts risk if gas supplies hit
- Trinity rejected honorary degree for Dalai Lama over China backlash concerns
- Lots more pic.twitter.com/VS8eOeoBOj
— Sunday Independent (@TheSundayIndo) September 17, 2022
The Business Post leads with 'State aid scheme to provide new electricity grants up to €500k for struggling firms', adding that applicants must prove their profits have fallen by 15 per cent on account of rising energy prices.
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In Britain, an evening vigil from the queen’s eight grandchildren leads the Sunday papers.
The Sunday Telegraph reports the public tribute was the first vigil of its kind in British history.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 17, 2022
The Sun on Sunday and Sunday People lead with Princes William and Harry displaying a “united front” for the 15-minute vigil.
— The Sun (@TheSun) September 17, 2022
— The Sunday People (@thesundaypeople) September 17, 2022
Meanwhile, the Sunday Express lends its voice to a campaign pushing for a dedicated day in the national calendar to celebrate the memory of the queen.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 17, 2022
Elsewhere, The Observer leads with British prime minister Liz Truss facing a “political and economic baptism of fire” as the period of national mourning nears its end.
Tomorrow’s front page pic.twitter.com/fcbyOX4gli
— The Observer (@ObserverUK) September 17, 2022
And a Hollywood producer has said secret agents attempted to add details on aliens and UFOs to a sci-fi series, according to the Daily Star Sunday.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) September 17, 2022